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  • HPV vaccine helps prevent cancer

    August 06, 2019
    The HPV vaccine prevents several cancers, but many Bexar County parents aren’t getting it for their kids.
  • Summer camp comes to children at University Hospital

    July 30, 2019
    On day seven of his stay at University Hospital, 16-year old Daniel Navarro almost forgot he was sick. He pulled on a bright green t-shirt emblazoned with the word “campers” and joined a half dozen other pediatric patients building miniature ice cream trucks with Lego building blocks. As part of the hospital’s two-week Camp University Kids, LEGOLAND Discovery Center brought Master Model Builder Kevin Hintz, mascot Bertie and packets of plastic Lego bricks to camp. Daniel,...
  • University Hospital is first in San Antonio to earn highest state designation for maternal-infant care

    June 07, 2019
    Hospital now has Level IV designation for both NICU and Maternal Care.
  • University Hospital children get their Fiesta on with a visit from Rey Feo

    April 19, 2019
    University Hospital’s smallest patients will mingle with Fiesta royalty on Monday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m. That’s when this year’s Rey Feo, Fiesta’s popular “ugly king,” will bring the spirit of one of San Antonio’s most popular celebrations to the hospital. He’ll join children building their own small replicas of Fiesta parade floats. Media interested in covering the visit, a highlight of the party season for pediatric patients, will have an...
  • Let’s not have a measles emergency

    April 18, 2019
    University Health System and Bexar County Judge Urge Residents to Keep Immunization Rates High Measles is on the rise globally. Public health emergencies are being declared in U.S. cities. One infected person traveling from New York to Michigan infected almost 40 people. Two recent cases have been confirmed in Bexar County. The vaccine-preventable disease is seeing a resurgence in many parts of the country as a direct result of reduced vaccination rates. The single most effective way to...
  • Want to know how to keep your kids safe?

    March 29, 2019
    Check out Safe Kids Day this Saturday Do your children know how to escape a house fire? Are you sure you have the proper fit for your child’s booster seat? How would you know if your student athlete has a heart problem? Get the answers to those questions and more this Saturday at a fun FREE family event hosted by Safe Kids San Antonio, led by University Health System. Visit more than two dozen booths, join activities and games, compete for free prizes and learn how to prevent...
  • Teen Cancer America grant adding new services for adolescent and young adult cancer patients

    March 18, 2019
    An award from a national nonprofit founded by acclaimed musicians will enable University Hospital to add staff and resources for some underserved patients.
  • A child with a generous spirit was destined to give life to others

    December 13, 2018
    Now his mother will meet the woman he saved – and her name is Destiny When 7-year-old Jeremiah Martinez learned about organ donation, it made perfect sense to him. He told his mother that if something were to happen to him, that is what he would want to do. Sadly, a year later, while playing outside his home in Cotulla, Jeremiah became entangled in the rope of a swing. He was taken to University Hospital, but the trauma team was unable to save him. In Austin, 170 miles to the north,...
  • Young patients, athletes inspire one another for the holidays

    December 12, 2018
    Most of the young patients who spend time in the hospital during the holidays don’t get to see talented athletes up close and personal – and the athletes don’t get to see little heroes who are fighting their way back to health. But they’ll get a chance to meet tomorrow at University Hospital when the St. Mary’s University men’s basketball team comes to share some holiday cheer, along with gifts and team mascot Rattler Man. WHO: St. Mary’s University...
  • Kids get to be Santas elves

    December 04, 2018
    Children who are spending time in the hospital during the holidays may not get to see all the festive lights and sparkling signs of the season. But the best way to get in the holiday spirit is to give to others, and the young patients at University Hospital will be doing just that when they create holiday cheer for animals. They’ll work with experts to construct simple objects that provide fun and fiber for the beasts at the San Antonio Zoo – see some results from last...
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